9 July 2009 

BESydney and Qantas proud to bring over 40 Hosted Buyers to ABEE

Business Events Sydney (BESydney), the official organisation responsible for promoting Sydney as a business events destination and bringing these events to Sydney, is proud to bring its hosted buyers program to the Australian Business Events Expo (ABEE) in conjunction with Qantas, this July.

The BESydney hosted buyer program will bring over 40 international and domestic buyers bringing business from the UK, USA, ASIA and other Australian cities.

The program aims to educate buyers and provide a unique experience that allows them to appreciate the diversity and sophistication of Sydney as a business event destination.

While they are on Sydney’s shores, buyers will visit The Rocks markets, Taronga Zoo, the Queen Victoria Building, cruise on the harbour, ride a Harley to Bondi Beach and climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their future meetings and events through pre-scheduled appointments with ABEE exhibitors and inspect Sydney’s top hotels and venues.

Mr Jon Hutchison AM, Chief Executive Officer of BESydney said this an exciting opportunity to showcase Sydney and what the city has to offer.

"BESydney understands the importance of working in collaboration with industry to provide ongoing opportunities for the business events industry and the wider economy. We are proud to bring hosted buyers to Sydney to demonstrate why it’s a unique and inspirational business events destination."

Held from the 22nd - 23rd July at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, ABEE will showcase the best products and services in Australia to the organisers of all types of business-focussed events.

Business Events Sydney

BESydney, formerly known as the Sydney Convention and Visitors Bureau, is a partnership between the NSW Government and the tourism industry. BESydney is a highly proactive organisation that has been successful in globally connecting Sydney through conventions, conferences, congresses, incentives and business meetings for 40 years.

For more information or interviews, please contact:

Teneille Rennick
P: 02 9928 1517
E: teneille.rennick@bm.com